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Young Virginia Opossum crouching in a patch of oak leaves. Photo by Liam Wolff, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS


I had a new visitor to my backyard one recent evening, a possum — or more correctly, an opossum, also known as Didelphis virginiana in scientific circles.

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Amaretti cookies, which can be found at HEB, give this chocolate crumble pie an irresistibly crunchy texture. Photo by Metro Creative

Bon Chocolate

Entertaining opportunities abound during the holiday season. Whether you are hosting a small group at home or have been invited to someone’s house to socialize, offering a homemade treat can show others how much you care.

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LBJ Museum, Texas State to host debate on electoral college Monday

The LBJ Museum of San Marcos will host a public debate on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. via Zoom and featuring The LBJ Debate Society of Texas State University against The University of North Texas Debate Team. The topic for the debate is, “The United States Should Abolish the Electoral College.” Hannah Nunley and Jacob Everett of Texas State will propose the topic and Alex Delarosa and Jose Sanchez from North Texas will oppose the motion.

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Raechel Moose of Radiant Rae's designs at her studio. Submitted photo

Creations of Love and Light

Raechel Moose has always had a love of stones. Growing up in Franklin, North Carolina, the ‘gem capital of the South,’ the Kyle-based artist and metal worker feels that it’s probably in her blood.

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The Color Coded Frankly Scarlet coneflower is making its debut in 2021 and is slightly taller reaching 28 inches in height. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

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A Common Buckeye Butterfly is just one of many butterflies that will visit the Color Coded Orange You Awesome coneflowers. Photo by Norman Winter

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Mature coneflower seeds become a delicacy for visiting American Goldfinches. Photo by Norman Winter

Color-coded Conflowers: Dazzling in performance and pollinators

The Price is White looks to be one of the hottest new coneflowers making its debut in the spring and you need to line out your sources now, for not only it but the entire Color Coded series. The size of coneflower blossoms is not something we tout as horticulturists but with The Price is White, I have to say they are the largest echinacea flowers I have ever grown. Pristine white blossoms that don’t mature to ugly makes The Price is White a real winner.

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Above, Toma Taco's El Tejano plate, which comes with two cheese enchiladas, carne guisada, rice, refried beans and guacamole. Below, a chicken fajita torta served with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo and Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: Toma Taco

Looking for a convenient option that serves up delicious food close to the Square then Toma Taco deserves your consideration. 


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